Ghosts & Haunting                                                      Back to: Ghost Information

Ghosts & Haunting
Ghosts & Haunting
While in Gettysburg, I heard a wonderful dissertation concerning ghosts and haunting by
ghost tour guide, Larry.  Much of what you are about to read is his own personal
experience with researching ghosts and spirits.  If in Gettysburg, be sure and ask for him
with the
Ghosts of Gettysburg tours.  Larry and Angels & Ghosts see things similarly...
There are three types of haunting:
1)A free spirit

2)A residual haunting

3)An intelligent haunting

Though most ghost hunters are aware of at
least two of these types of haunting, it is
good to understand some of the details.

The following is a more detailed
explanation of ghosts and haunting:
A residual haunting is imprinted upon the environment, much like a movie of past events
that somehow replays over and over.  This energy is often seen or heard as people,
animals or things from the past that are stuck in time, being unintelligent and non-
interactive with those who witness them.  Some examples of residual haunting may be
men on horseback riding through an area, the appearance of buildings, or something like
cannons that no longer exist being heard in the distance.  When the movie plays, it always
remains the same and is like
“a tear in the curtain of time” (as Larry put it).  This type of
ghost is also known as an
"echo ghost."

intelligent haunting is when a disembodied spirit (a ghost) is held captive to this
physical plane due to trauma, having not yet crossed over to the light.  They are somehow
attached to the past, maybe due to fear of punishment, perhaps through addictions,
unfinished business, trauma of some sort or just may be confused – unaware that their
body has died.  These are true ghosts and simply people whom are trying to get our
attention for assistance.  At anytime they may head to the light, but somehow often need a
friend to point them in the right direction (Learn more about
Spirit Rescue).  For them to
leave this plane behind is to forge ahead to the light, forgetting about their past and the
fears associated with it.

The last haunting is known as a “free spirit,” which really isn't a ghostly haunting at all, but a
visitation from
spirits who have already crossed over to the light.  Many may confuse such
a visitation as being from a ghost, but often times it is simply a loved one who has come to
pay a visit for one reason or another.  Larry suggests that free spirits visit us for these

1) To help us with our grief after they have passed.  By letting us know they are alright, the
spirit and the grieving can move on in their life journey.

2) During times of crisis.  Loved ones watch over us and at times assist us during trials in
our lives.  They are often called “crisis ghosts.”

3) During times of celebration.  Spirits enjoy weddings, birthdays and holidays just as
much as we do.  They are times for family to come together.

4) When a loved one is getting ready to pass.  Free spirits will often come to comfort the
person who is about to die in order to help them transition from the Earth plane unto the
Ghosts Haunting Copyright 2009 Angels & Ghosts, LLC